Short Word For Good Friday


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Whether Jesus died on a day like today or not is not really the point; what we know is that he did indeed died. Today as I mediated on this event I felt that the Holy Spirit took me to the four things that happened immediately after Christ’s death. Matthew 27:50-52 tells us,

50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.

51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; (NKJV)

 

We see four things happening here,

  1. The Veil was torn in two from top to bottom.

  2. An earthquake took place.

  3. The rocks split

  4. Many bodies were raised from the death.

      I believe that these four things are very significant.

      The broken veil is the announcement of a new way of doing business with God. No longer do we communicate to God through a man, but we now have the freedom to go to God on our own.

      The earthquake is symbolic of Jesus shaking the secular world.

      The rock splitting is symbolic of Jesus destroying every false religion in the world. Only Jesus is the rock.

      Lastly, the many bodies that came back to life are symbolic of our Lord who came to give abundance life. Only Christ can give life.

Happy Good Friday!

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

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